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Has Mandela Day lost its shine, or has the country?

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The number of those jumping on the internet to show off doing their 67 minutes on Saturday seemed to dwindle this year.


21 Jul 2020
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Has Mandela Day lost its shine, or has the country?

Many of us have been in that relationship. You know, the one where you keep putting in only to be told it’s not enough so you keep investing more until you feel defeated. Whether it’s a friend, family member or lover, it’s a concept that would likely resonate with most. Perhaps it’s lockdown fatigue or maybe there’s something else to it, but it feels like I’m in that kind of relationship with South Africa at the moment. Being white and male adds an extra dimension to it because we’re merely two paragraphs in and this has likely already been dismissed...

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